Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
Science is a rising force, It is creating a new world about us. It needs to be watched and pressed into service, and in any case, it would be courting disaster to ignore it.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.